Activity 8: Make Up Your Mind
Year Level: Years 6/7 – 8/9
Description: The activities in this section focus on the consequences of good and bad decision making. Lockie is faced with personal dilemmas and the activities develop an understanding of how and why he faces the consequences of his actions. It builds awareness of solutions and strategies that can be applied in real life.
Curriculum Study Areas: English, The Arts (Media), SOSE, Health and Physical Education, Personal and Social Capability
Personal and social capability:
English and Media studies:
asking for help
coping with challenges
identity and individuality
appropriate and effective communication
signs, codes and conventions
- Examine issues of decision making portrayed and dealt with in Lockie Leonard.
- Analyse how pubescence affects decision making.
- Develop strategies to examine adolescent behaviour and consequences.
- Examine families and relationships through scene analysis.
- Interpret and evaluate how the TV series portrays emotional impact and sensitivity about community issues.
- Deconstruct the technical codes and signs in the production of the series.
Teaching and Learning Activities: Each strand contains activities organised in two main components:
- the 'discussing' component: students will use individual and group talk to come to understandings about the issues and characters and to explore the significance of those understandings (e.g. for their own lives).
- the 'doing' component: students will use their understandings and explorations in order to do something – for example, perform or tell a story, create a product, transform some aspect of the series.
( Hormones )